Message from the Mayor…

GREETINGS!

We are grateful for this opportunity to reach out to people through this website.

We are proud to report that Batangas City has been blessed with economic prosperity and sustained growth which has transformed it into one of the fastest – growing metropolis in the CALABARZON.

The city has likewise been identified as one of the Urban Growth Centers in the country and as a key city in the national development thrusts through the development of the South Luzon Corridor.

The city has experienced a momentum of growth with the presence of the International Port making the City an international gateway which assures modern, fast and efficient cargo handling and passenger travel. The completion of the Southern Tagalog Access Road and the South Luzon Expressway Calamba Interlink which connects Batangas City to Metro Manila provides a faster and more convenient route in exploring and penetrating the markets of CALABARZON and the rest of the key cities in the Philippines. Likewise, the city is part of the national nautical highway network through the Batangas City – Calapan City link.

With all these development, Batangas City will continue to strengthen and enhance its comparative advantage as an attractive location for commercial and industrial purposes.

To achieve this objective and to assure sustained growth, the City Ten Year Comprehensive Development Plan for CY 2009 – 2018 including the city land use plan have been formulated and adopted to serve as a road map in the city’s development efforts.

We are proud to report on July 19, 2010, Batangas City was recognized by the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Policy Center, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the German Technical Cooperation Agency (GTZ) as the Most Honest and Transparent City in its Dealings and Most Supportive City to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

Batangas City would be most happy to welcome you all either for a visit or for investment ventures.